Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Participate in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Social Study

Please Participate

We would like to invite industry members to participate in our research efforts.

We are interested in hearing from anyone whom works in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. This would include vessel owners, former limited entry permit owners/holders/lessees, quota allocation recipients, quota share permit owners, fishermen, operators, crew, processors, processors workers, buyers/first receivers, associated shoreside business such as net and fuel suppliers, service providers, fishermen’s wives/spouses/partners, and others that feel they are part of the industry and may be affected by the management change.

Participation is voluntary and all responses are confidential.

Why participate?

How to participate.

The best way to participate in this research is to complete the survey and participate in a short interview. Researchers are available in many geographic locations to try and meet, in person, with as many people as possible.

Feel free to contact us via email at or phone Suzanne Russell for additional information. We would be more than happy to setup an appointment with you to meet you in person if possible, set up a phone call, provide you the survey, answer any questions, and further discuss the research. Please email us at and we’ll make the appropriate arrangements. The survey is also available to download electronically. Please follow the links provided on this page to download, complete, and return the survey tool.

If you would like to participate, but do not wish to complete the survey in person or electronically that is fine. Please phone or email us a request for the survey and we’ll be more than happy to mail you a hardcopy of the survey for completion and the necessary supplies to return the survey to us.

Your participation is critical to the success of our research and our ability to increase the information available about fishing communities to all interested parties.

Please click here to access the survey tool.

Contact Information

Study Email address:

Please send general information inquires, and completed surveys to this email address.